Hotel Royal

Stadtstrasse 4-6, Monschau, 52156, de
Hotel Royal und Schloss-Cafe
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Visiting Monschau

by Waukgal

This entire town is beautiful; it is a pleasure just to relax and take in the view. This is very fortunate, as we were completely unable to obtain information about what to see and do when we were there. Based on information available on the internet, we devoted an entire weekend to exploring this gorgeous town. We left with plenty of money in our pockets- even with a trip to the visitor center, we could not obtain information in English! The lady working there spoke English, but was completely overwhelmed as she was the only one on duty and there were about 5 or 6 people waiting for assistance. She did not wish to take time with us and had no written references to share. So, we did not know where we could go or what to do. We wish we had printed the online info, but did not anticipate the need to do that. We spent our time with leisurely walks, enjoying the atmosphere and taking photographs, though we did not know what we were getting photos of! I would have liked to take a tour that included the history of the place, but the lady told us there was no tour. It was June, so this was during the tourist season and I thought I had seen something about tours online, but perhaps they are only offered on certain days!?! There was no way to know. The entire town looked deserted; we did not have the opportunity to approach locals and see if we could strike up conversation. This is also the only location where we missed church services on Sunday, because we could not find out what was available.

We advise travelers to bring their own information, in their own language, if they decide to visit this incredibly beautiful town. We have traveled to 8 countries thus far, and usually find information readily available. In this instance, I repeat: bring your own!!! Another user on this site was able to get a walking tour map, but we could not, so that may be hit-or-miss.

We were able to shop in a few places. This is best done leisurely, as well. My family voted Monschau as the most slow paced for shopkeepers we have ever experienced. We still laugh in amazement at that, and secretly wish we could work as slowly; perhaps our health would benefit! We also saved a lot of money because of the pace; since each transaction was slow, we had relatively few of them and were still traveling 'light' when we left town. I had hoped to buy up a lot of souvenirs for an upcoming family reunion, but would have needed a week- hee hee!

All in all, it was a good time- go prepared to relax, slow down, just see what you see without needing to know or understand anything. Monschau will not disappoint! Or, if you are like me and NEED to know stuff, come prepared. There is plenty to explore if, if you can find it! Exploring the old castle was fun. It was wide open- just walk on in. We were still a little nervous, not sure if we were allowed to be there, but now we see online that yes, it is fine to check it out. Photography is fun in this town; it can really keep you busy!

A Horse of a Different Color

by hquittner

This temporary figure is standing in front of the Registry Office. I do not think he has anything to do with Marriages which are what gets registered here. The building is also known as the Haus Troistorff, built by a cloth merchant in1783. There were similar horses all over Aachen when we went there. This is the week of the International Jumping Competitions in Aachen (CHIOS , whatever that signifies). Our caretakers are horse freaks and train and ride such animals. They were thrilled to find such an outlet for their energies and left us in Aachen one day and Monschau another while they cheered for the US Teams. This area is horse country and we stopped at several horse farms and stables all richly established and filled with students,etc.

Tour the Red House(Rotes Haus)

by hquittner

This old mansion (1760) was the dwelling of a prosperous draper. It is the prime tourist attraction of the town and is prominently sited. The interesting interior is by guided tour only. There is a fine Rococo stairway and furnishings of the 18 & 19 C. We did not take the tour because we did not plan our timings to coincide with the precise departures.( Nobody has any interior shots on VT)

Monschauer Glashütte & Handwerkermarkt

by Luchonda

Entering the town and in opposite of the Brewery Museum you can visit two other touristic highlights : The craftsman market and “Die Glashütte”

The craftsman market is put on in the style of a village square.
Around an artificial brook run with Mill wheel are several market conditions, at which you can observe, how in traditional way goods are manufactured by hand.
Like shown in the pictures there is a shop were you can find all kind of
toys – so called “Modelbau”. A paradise for people between 7 and 77 years old. It brings back many memories.
The village square restaurant provides for the physical well-being.

The Roman glasswork is one of the most popular objects of interest in Monschau. In a guidance you experience, how before 2000 years products of glass were manufactured: Of the sand, over blowing the still liquid glass up to the fine cross section ornament of vases, glass ones, etc. melt.

Monschau

by JosM

"Half-timbered houses"

Monschau often is called "the pearl of the Eifel region". The older part of the city has hardly been changed over the past 300 years.
The half-timbered houses are still plentyful throughout the city. These are characteristic for its looks. Most of them are protected by law.

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